It Has Begun: Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto
desktop background image of a single cherry blossom sits on a branch laden with buds, early in the sakura season in Kyoto, Japan -- First Cherry Blossom Kyoto, Japan  ·  Spring 2008 -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/500 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
First Cherry Blossom
Kyoto, Japan  ·  Spring 2008
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Well, at least the first that I've noticed. Returning from a trip to the store around 2pm, I noticed a few blossoms on the trees near my place. It's just in time, too, because as I noted in the last couple of posts, the plum blossoms have started to wane. So, I grabbed a few snapshots of them, and even turned a couple of ones with blue sky in the background into desktop backgrounds....

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/750 sec, f/4.5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Most Trees Still Like This -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 102 mm — 1/320 sec, f/8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Most Trees Still Like This

Using the time-lapse sequence I made last year as a guide, it seems that these trees have started to bloom about one day earlier than last year.

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 150 mm — 1/3200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
desktop background image of a few lone cherry blossoms on cherry-tree braches laden with buds, early in the sakura season in Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
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Can’t wait to see more. Try to shoot them in a new way this year! Here in DC, we have a lot of cherry blossom trees near the river, which should be in full bloom within a week… can’t wait. I will be sure to see them this year and hopefully get some great shots.

— comment by Jon on March 28th, 2008 at 12:43pm JST (9 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink
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